1917-S 5C AG3

CERTIFICATION#: 26547993
PCGS#: 3936

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: In circulated grades, the 1917-S is rarer than the 1917-D. For the Denver and San Francisco Mints of this era, the D Mints are rarer in circulated grades in 1914, 1916, 1918, and 1919, while the S Mints are rarer in 1913, 1915, and 1917. In Gem condition, things are quite a bit different as the S Mints are rarer than the D Mints for every year from 1913 to 1919 (though only marginally so in 1914 and 1915.) For that matter, the S Mints are rarer than the D Mints in Gem condition for every year from 1913 thru 1928. While strike is a big issue for the S Mints of the 1920s, the S Mints of the 1913-1917 era, including the 1917-S, are often found fairly well struck. The luster for the 1917-S is often frosty and attractive.

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 4,193,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
3
18
3
45+
270
50+
330
53+
355
55+
380
58+
410
60
450
4
62+
750
63+
1,450
64+
2,400
3
65+
5,900
3
66+
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,500 R-4.1 5 / 69 TIE 5 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 21 / 69 TIE 21 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade